What Happened on July 16, 1972

Historical Events

  • Dimitrios Papadopoulos becomes 269th patriarch of Constantinople

Music Concert

Smokey Robinson and the Miracles final live performance, in Washington D.C.

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Glenn, American NFL cornerback and kick returner (NY Jets), born in Humble, Texas
Born in 1972

Famous Weddings

Robert Wagner & Natalie Wood

American actress Natalie Wood (33) weds American actor Robert Wagner (40) for the second time, aboard the Ramblin' Rose, moored off Malibu, California

Famous Deaths

  • Giorgio Nataletti, Italian composer, dies at 65
  • Max Zehnder, Swiss composer, dies at 70

About July 16, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 2 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Lean On Me - Bill Withers
  • UK #1 Song: Puppy Love - Donny Osmond